Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Oh, what a cool book! Books, books, everywhere! The "good" characters were so easy to love (Meggie, Mo, Dustfinger, Elinor, Farid, Fenoglio)...the bad ones were easy to despise (Capricorn, Basta, Mortola, Flatnose). Elinor's house full of books made me drool! ... There's not enough good I can say about this book! I'm really looking forward to reading the sequel, INKSPELL, but I'll be waiting a while so as not to spoil it by getting burnt out. :o?